Plug and Play Tech Center is a global accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley, Plug and Play's network includes over 300 tech startups, 180 investors and a community of leading universities and corporate partners.
Plug and Play's vertical accelerators work with relevant startups that are strategically selected based on the focus of industry-leading corporations in the areas of Internet of Things, FinTech & Security, Mobile & Media and Brand & Retail. This vertical-specific model facilitates business development for the startups, licensing, investment and acquisition opportunities. We attended the Plug and Play FinTech and Retail EXPO 2015 earlier today where 42 companies presented to corporate partners, venture capital and angel investors. Our top company was Denver-based Parkifi. Parkifi is making parking less of a hassle with their real time occupancy platform.
Renaud Laplanche, CEO & Founder of Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lending company, was guest speaker at the EXPO. Congratulations to Plug and Play on their first IPO with Lending Club.